take the load off

take the load off

Sit down, relax, as in I wish you'd take some time and take the load off. A shortening of take the load off one's feet, this colloquial phrase dates from about 1940. It is sometimes put as take a load off.
See also: load, off, take
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Railways have plans ready to lay new tracks besides starting work on three new freight corridors that will further take the load off the tracks and increase the average speed of passenger trains.
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